Lee Rigby killer, 29, fighting for life in hospital with Covid

One of Lee Rigby’s killers is fighting for his life in hospital after catching coronavirus.

It was reported Michael Adebowale, 29, was moved from Broadmoor Hospital last week after his condition deteriorated.

A source told the Sun: ‘He’s in a very bad way and fighting for every breath.

‘It’s reached the stage where it’s a 24/7 battle. If he deteriorates much further, intensive care would be the next step. He’s very young to be affected so badly.’

Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo ran over 25-year-old Fusilier Rigby close to Woolwich Barracks, in south-east London, in May 2013 before stabbing him to death in broad daylight.

The dad-of-one died as a result of multiple cut and stab wounds after the attack fuelled by Adebowale and Adebolajo’s extremist beliefs, described as a ‘betrayal of Islam’ at their murder trial in 2014.

Adebowale is serving a life sentence for the brutal killing.


Lee’s mum, Lyn Rigby, 53, said: ‘It would not be justice for Covid-19 to take this man prematurely and end the sentence handed to him.

‘We’ve maintained true justice for Lee is to see his killers remain behind bars and serve every day of their sentence.’

Adebowale was said to have tested positive a fortnight ago, and is receiving oxygen but not on a ventilator.

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